Field Excursions

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Explore the great outdoors in the Pacific Northwest

Field Excursions explore regions throughout Washington State, from Seattle to the Skagit Valley to Mount Baker to the Columbia Plateau, from mountaintops to riverbanks to city streets. These trips explore the diversity of ecosystems and communities in ways both educational and entertaining. Register for a sailing trip, a backpacking trip, a birding outing or a stroll through millions of years of geology and let Institute instructors – each a leader in their respective field – lead you to a deeper appreciation of the Pacific Northwest.

Plan now to take advantage of our Early Bird discount: sign up for any class starting after May 10, with tuition over $125, and receive $20 off per person for each registration.

To register with the Early Bird discount, call us at (360) 854-2599. It's a great opportunity to sign up for as many classes as you like and save!

Offer expires April 15. Tuition must be paid in full at time of registration. This discount cannot be applied to Family Getaways, Base Camp or Skagit Tours and cannot be combined with scholarships.

Click here to see upcoming programs based at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center.

Ross Lake: Exploring the Drawdown by Canoe

Ross Lake: Exploring the Drawdown by Canoe

Apr 03, 2015 - Apr 05, 2015
Instructors: Jon Reidel

 

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Snakes and Amphibians of the Methow Valley

Snakes and Amphibians of the Methow Valley

May 10, 2015
Instructors: Scott Fitkin, John Rohrer

 

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Block Printing at the Burke

Block Printing at the Burke

May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Instructors: Molly Hashimoto

 

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Songs of Spring: Birding in the Cascades

Songs of Spring: Birding in the Cascades

Jun 05, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
Instructors: Institute staff

 

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Wild Edibles from Land to Sea on Lopez Island

Wild Edibles from Land to Sea on Lopez Island

Jun 05, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
Instructors: Jennifer Hahn

 

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Urban Lichens

Urban Lichens

Jun 20, 2015
Instructors: Katherine Glew

 

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Urban Dragonflies

Urban Dragonflies

Jul 18, 2015
Instructors: Dennis Paulson

 

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Geology: Artist Point

Geology: Artist Point

Jul 19, 2015
Instructors: Scott and Marca Babcock

 

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After the Burn: Wildfire Ecology in the Methow

After the Burn: Wildfire Ecology in the Methow

Jul 24, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015
Instructors: Susan Prichard

 

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Wilderness Photography: Washington Pass at Night

Wilderness Photography: Washington Pass at Night

Aug 13, 2015 - Aug 14, 2015
Instructors: Andy Porter

 

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Poets on the Peaks: A Ross Lake Literary Adventure

Poets on the Peaks: A Ross Lake Literary Adventure

Aug 13, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015
Instructors: Gerry Cook, Saul Weisberg

 

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Geology: Landslides and Floods

Geology: Landslides and Floods

Aug 15, 2015
Instructors: Institute staff

 

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People and Places of the Upper Skagit

People and Places of the Upper Skagit

Aug 27, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015
Instructors: Gerry Cook, Bob Mierendorf

 

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Wilderness Photography: Artist Point at Night

Wilderness Photography: Artist Point at Night

Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015
Instructors: Andy Porter

 

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Citizen Science: Snake Count!

Citizen Science: Snake Count!

Sep 12, 2015
Instructors: Institute staff

 

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Citizen Science: Hawk Watch!

Citizen Science: Hawk Watch!

Sep 19, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015
Instructors: Institute staff

 

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Learning Center classes and retreats